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13 Feb, 2019

Trouble Bending to Tie Your Shoes?

By: C. Ashley Border, DPT Curious about why you can’t touch your toes or why the muscle in the back of your thigh keeps cramping or straining? Let’s direct our attention to the hamstring muscle! So, what in the world is a “hamstring”? This is the muscle that runs from deep in the buttock to

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13 Feb, 2019

How to Take Control of Arthritis and Keep it From Progressing

By: Devin Wurman, DPT You’ve probably been out somewhere and had a friend or family member say that they were stiff, or even heard them predict the weather because of how they were feeling.  It’s pretty common from middle age and on to have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis involves the degeneration of the joints,

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31 Jan, 2019

Dull ache or burning when you start running?

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC What is your plantar fascia? Plantar Fascia is a thick, fibrous connective tissue that covers the bottom of the foot from the heel to the base of the metatarsals. The bottom of the foot is termed the “plantar” side, hence plantar fascia. Whenever the body has inflammation somewhere, the subfix “itis”

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30 Jan, 2019

The Key Treatment Technique to Permanent Lower Back Pain Relief

By Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS Back pain is a debilitating condition that will affect the majority of Americans at some point during their life. In fact, the most recent estimates range from 60% to 80 % (depending on the source), regarding the number of Americans that will experience back pain at one or more occurrences

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30 Jan, 2019

Is Joint Stiffness a Sign to Take Action?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Joint stiffness is one of the most common complaints we get at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. Whether you just wake up with stiffness or it is persistent throughout the day it may be a sign that you should seek help. Common Causes of Joint Stiffness: Immobility Capsular tightness inflammation/swelling Post surgical

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22 Jan, 2019

How Long it Takes for a Muscle Strain to Fully Heal

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA You may have heard someone say they “pulled a muscle”, but do you really know what that means? A pulled muscle is another way of describing a muscle strain. This is a very common injury in people of all ages and those that are elite athletes and in individuals who have

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21 Jan, 2019

Ever feel like you’ve overstretched a muscle?

A common cause of hip pain that we treat at Loudoun Sports Therapy Clinic is a hamstring injury. The hamstring muscle group is located on the back side of the thigh and is made up of three muscles. These three muscles originate on the hip bone and attach at the knee joint. When these muscles

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21 Jan, 2019

Difficulty kneeling, squatting or using stairs?

The number one complaint we hear from someone experiencing any kind of knee problem is pain under or around the knee cap. As you can imagine, this kind of pain can greatly limit your functional mobility. Some people also experience stiffness in and around the knee making it difficult to move the joint. Others also

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10 Jan, 2019

Office Ergonomics: Is Your Desk in Ergo Shape?

Do you ever experience pain or discomfort while working at your desk? Do you experience headaches, eye strain, shoulder, neck or back pain while sitting at your workstation? If you answered yes, then your office may have some shaping up to do. So what exactly is ergonomics? Ergonomics is defined as “an applied science concerned

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10 Jan, 2019

Does Your Job Require Repetitive Movements?

By: Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS Many people will experience some episode of pain at one point or another during their life. It’s common for a quick scan of the internet or visit to a doctor to reveal a vague diagnosis of tendonitis or bursitis as the primary cause of that pain. While these works may

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